Lawrence L. “Coach” Morrissey

Lawrence L. “Coach” Morrissey

November 12, 1942 – August 24, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Vera and Don Morrissey.  Survived by wife, Mary; son, Vince (Emily); brother, Kenneth (Mary Kay); nieces, Laura Egermayer (George) and Melissa Tabor (Jerod); nephew, Andrew Morrissey (Michelle); grandnieces and grandnephews: Anna, Caroline, James, and Quinn.

The Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 29th from 6pm to 9pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific Street, with a VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm.  FUNERAL MASS:  Friday, August 30th at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  Private Interment.

The family suggests memorials to the Westside Alumni Association for the Lawrence L. “Coach” Morrissey Scholarship Fund, 1101 S. 90th St., Omaha 68124.


  • Red Oak Class of 1969 Posted August 25, 2019 3:17 pm

    The Red Oak Class of 1969 sends it’s deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Douglas R and Diana K Thomas Posted August 26, 2019 4:05 pm

    Mary, I always enjoyed chatting with Coach at OHCC. He was a good man. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Bill German Posted August 26, 2019 4:19 pm

    Deepest sympathy.A good man ! Bill and Colleen

  • Martin and Carla Puchalla Posted August 26, 2019 4:39 pm

    The world is a better place for Larry to have been in it and now is missing him.

  • Karen McIntire Hamm Posted August 26, 2019 9:34 pm

    Dear Morrisey family— so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Larry was a classmate at Peru State and also friend when my husband coached for 3 years in Tecumseh. Holding you in our prayers. Pat and Karen Hanm- Ballwin, MO

  • Bob & Cindy Billinger Posted August 27, 2019 2:20 am

    Dear Mary and Vince, I remember Larry as such a passionate coach, one that I looked up to all the time. We spent a lot of time talking football, and watching our sons competing in the basketball league. Larry was such a classy guy who was loved by everyone. I also remember the good times at the Penthouse. He helped many athletes, and people compete in the everyday life struggles. The Lord has taken a man of pure class, wisdom, and responsibility. Cindy and myself are saddened by your lose. Bob Billinger Class of Westside 1976.

  • Kent and Michele Lawson Posted August 27, 2019 1:24 pm

    Great memories of “Coach” from our Shrine Bowl coaching experience of 1989. Heaven just became a better TEAM! Rest in peace, my friend. -Kent and Michele Lawson

  • Cousin Linda Posted August 27, 2019 4:02 pm

    I already miss him. I can’t remember a time with Larry when it wasn’t positive and full of laughter. Loving thoughts and memories to Mary and Vinnie.

  • Kirk Meyer Posted August 28, 2019 2:10 pm

    Coach….you will be missed. I am honored to have been the first quarterback to play for you during your initial season as head coach. You taught us all how to work hard and compete to the best of our abilities. Your passion for game and how to play it the right way was unmatched. But most of all, you taught us to be good people. God bless you and your family.
    Kirk Meyer Class of 1987

  • George Spilker Posted August 28, 2019 5:37 pm

    Larry and I go back to our early days in teaching. He teaching and coaching in Westside at junior high and me teaching in Papillion. Both living in apartments on Center Street. Many great times going to Husker games and high school football games. I will always remember his love for children and teaching. He always had a great smile and a chuckling laugh that was true Larry. The world lost a great guy!!

  • Mike and Sandy Ramirez Posted August 29, 2019 7:52 am

    We both have fond memories of Larry at Peru State Teacher’s College. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Fran Risley Posted August 30, 2019 7:21 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayer at this sad time.

  • Pat Cameron Posted August 30, 2019 7:45 am

    Larry was always such an upbeat happy man, and I am so glad that my life was touched by him. My sympathy to you, Mary, and your family. Prayers for healing and comfort .

  • michael r gryskiewicz Posted September 5, 2019 1:40 pm

    Mike and I were so sad to hear the news of Larry’s passing. He and Mary have been great neighbors here in the Oak Hills community. He will be missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary and the family, God Bless.

  • clint hunt Posted February 6, 2020 6:21 pm

    I just heard about his passing 2 days ago. So sorry for your loss Mary and Vinnie! I always loved talking to him!! He will be missed dearly!!

  • Mike Miller Posted February 18, 2020 8:20 pm

    This is a sad day for me after finding out about Coach’s passing. I liked Mr. Morrissey as a coach at Valley View, but what I appreciate the most about him is that he stood up for me when I decided to quit playing. The coaches at Westside called him up to get him to convince me to continue, but he knew what my likely reason was and refused to question my decision. Not too many coaches would be willing to buck the HS coaches and do that, and I’ll never forget it.

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